Intro to Archives
6-Week Course Starts SEP 26, 2022
"This course did a wonderful job at providing an introduction to handling archives. Perfect balance of hands on practical issues and the theory behind what is considered best practice today. "
- Eveline Ferretti, Public Program and Communication Administrator, Ithaca, NY
- Describe the role of the archivist
- Understand core archival principles and practices: collection development, appraisal, arrangement and description, legal/ethical issues, and access
- Learn methodologies for organizing records
- Identify actions that will prevent and slow down deterioration of records and learn to spot problems
- Create access tools such as finding aids and inventories to help your users locate what they need
Total Course Hours: 15 Hours/ 1.5 CEUs
"It was worth the money and time spent in the class. I loved the pace and how she provided a guided notes handout. I printed out all the articles because they were so knowledgeable and relevant to the field and the roles of archivist. I have a wealth of resources to use while I tackle my new archival project."
- Jasmine Wilkins Reference Librarian Eustis/FL
Kelly Kress is an archivist with over fifteen years of experience working with personal papers and institutional records. Currently, she is Accessioning Archivist at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. As an independent consultant, she has assisted both individuals and institutions. For three years she was the Assistant Archivist at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where she was responsible for the majority of archival processing. Previously, Kelly worked as Processing Archivist at UCLA Library Special Collections, Senior Project Archivist at the Newberry, and Archives Assistant in the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. She holds a Master of Arts in Public History with an Archives concentration from North Carolina State University. She is an active member of the Society of American Archivists Performing Arts Section, and volunteers with the Los Angeles Archivists Collective.
"This course covered a lot of information in a short time period and included thought provoking material to read and discuss. Highly recommend for those interested in archival science."
- Beth Kelly, Music Cataloger Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 6 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2.5 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
1. View all video lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive your certificate within 2 weeks.
1. Try enrolling with a different browser or with a different device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.)
2. Email us at [email protected] for an invoice. This will be emailed to you and you can pay through the link provided in the invoice.
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